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Did this woman invent Rock n Roll?

 
mathetes (OP)

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12/01/2007 11:30 AM

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From the OP: In my quest to find the roots of Rock n Roll I came across Sister Rosetta Tharpe, a gospel singer & guitar player. I've looked into Robert Johnson and other great blues players, but this woman shreds the guitar ( Elvis, Jerry Lee and others were big fans of hers) Be sure to watch at 1:30 into the vid to see her tear that axe


For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
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12/01/2007 11:46 AM
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go granny!! she ripped it! you have to remember this was before the era of typical rock n roll.

also why does every post that has a black person in it have to delve into racist talk.
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bump for joy

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12/01/2007 02:50 PM
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Absolutely fantastic, great find Mathetes!! Too bad they don't play like this in churches nowadays--absolutely nothing like this (which is good worship music but nothing like the granny on the guitar):

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12/01/2007 03:01 PM
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Awesome, thanks OP.
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12/01/2007 03:08 PM
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While she undoubtedly played an important roll, it is the
song "Saturday Night Fish Fry" that is regarded as the birth
song of Rock and Roll. Mainly the 1949 recording done by
Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five.
[link to en.wikipedia.org]
There are links at the bottom of that Wiki to the lyrics
and an mp3 of the song.

Of course, Elvis played the most important part by making
it "ok" to listen to black music, as long as a white person
performed it.

 Quoting: DrPostman


Well white teens were into R&B music all over the country before Elvis, thanks to the Juke box. I guess you could say he made it ok in the eyes of "most" parents for white kids to listen to R&B, which radio renamed Rock-N-Roll. But Elvis didn't convince white kids to listen to R&B, that was Fats Domino and Chuck Berry
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Those riffs sound more like country to me. None-the-less, she was rocking it. : ) Now I'm curious to her age etc. I must research : /


In my quest to find the roots of Rock n Roll I came across Sister Rosetta Tharpe, a gospel singer & guitar player. I've looked into Robert Johnson and other great blues players, but this woman shreds the guitar ( Elvis, Jerry Lee and others were big fans of hers) Be sure to watch at 1:30 into the vid to see her tear that axe up!
 Quoting: mathetes
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Black eyed peas aren't a group of black people. An Indian/Asian and a white girl with two black dude. (which only 1 plays)

I take it that you've never heard of Jazz, especially
Modern Jazz. Nor have you seem to have heard of The
Black Eyed Peas and other groups like them.
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12/01/2007 03:33 PM
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Who was that little old white lady from down Memphis way? Wore granny dresses with high neck and also ripped it up. She recorded a few on Sun / Wax Stax ? I don’t remember.
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12/01/2007 04:03 PM
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When I saw the thread title I had to wonder if someone had found Sister Rosetta Tharpe. She is the one that crossed gosple and blues on the guitar. Shes got the beat and was where many of the greats got there inspiration. There is a lot that could be learned from her by todays guitarists.There are a few other vids of her around and a few good ablums. I glad to see you ran across her and recognised her importance.
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Elizabeth Cotten was born in 1895 and wrote "Freight Train" in 1907.
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A little about her;
Rosetta Tharpe was born in March 20, 1921 in Cotton Plant, Arkansas. She was the daughter of Kate Bell 'Mother Bell' Nubbin a traveling missionary and Gospel shouter. Rosetta influenced by her mother's musical background developed a unique vocal and guitar style that soon interested the people at Decca Records. Signing to Decca in 1938, she became a virtual overnight sensation. Sister Rosetta's first records, among them Thomas Dorsey's 'Rock Me' and This Train were smash hits, and she was performing with Cab Calloway and Benny Goodman.
The rich legacy of her music strongly impacted all forms of popular music, and ultimately served as a precursor to the highly successful contemporary Pop/Gospel market. Shortly after the death of Johnny Cash in 2003, tv host Larry King asked his daughter, Rosanne Cash, about who her father’s favorite singer was. The answer was Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the guitar-playing, songwriting, Gospel-singing great also influenced Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and many more.
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12/01/2007 05:27 PM
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~neat. she's great. probably inspired this~ :)
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12/01/2007 05:32 PM
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Did she invent Rock and Roll? YES!!


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Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. (Mat 18:3)
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~and here's more of her-

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Her 1945 crossover hit “Strange Things Happening Every Day,” a humorous jab at religious hypocrisy that became a favorite of Memphis radio announcer Dewey Phillips (and subsequently of Phillips protégé Elvis Presley), may well be the first rock and roll song. Done with boogie woogie pianist,Sammy Price.
Sister Rosetta knew it, even before the A-bombs fell in August. "On that last great Judgement Day, when they drive them all away, there are strange things happening every day." The song is joy and defiance in the face of the unthinkable--Rosetta makes the Last Days sound pretty fun--and is pure gospel rock and roll, driven by Rosetta's guitar and Sammy Price's piano. It topped the R&B charts the week Hitler killed himself.
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[link to www.youtube.com]
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12/01/2007 07:28 PM
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That was some devilish guitar playing. Eat it, Eric Clapton.
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Well, nobody 'invented' R&R.
Stuff like that grows, and evolves over the years.
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12/01/2007 08:57 PM
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Fan-fuckin-tactic OP!!!!! Thank you for the post!

Truly the Mother of R&R!!!
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Big Mama!

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12/02/2007 01:24 PM
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Rock Gospel...Awsome.
mathetes (OP)

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For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
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i think she did invent rock n roll and everybody ripped her off.

She plays guitar better than jimi hendrix and sings better than elvis
mathetes (OP)

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02/18/2009 09:20 PM

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i think she did invent rock n roll and everybody ripped her off.

 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 617665

I would agree with you..what sold me is the fact that Chuck Berry and other early rockers were big fans of hers
For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
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I loved it!

In a time when there are so few real musicians out there it is good to remember that there was once a time when people knew how to play instruments BTW did you notice she used a Banjo pick?
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Brilliant vid OP, that gal sure rocked! :)
mathetes (OP)

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02/18/2009 09:22 PM

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I loved it!

In a time when there are so few real musicians out there it is good to remember that there was once a time when people knew how to play instruments BTW did you notice she used a Banjo pick?
 Quoting: NikkiLaVey

lol no I missed that! Good catch
For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.

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